Obituary for Mr. Fred Hamilton Jr.

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Mr. Fred Hamilton Jr.

June 30, 1933 - February 13, 2019

Fred Hamilton Jr., age 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday evening, February 13, 2019 at his home in Morgantown. By his side was his devoted wife of 63 years, Mary, and their loving children.

Fred was born June 30, 1933 in Morgantown to his parents, the late Fred and Mattie Belle (Scarbrough) Hamilton Sr. He attended Morgantown High School and went on to serve as an Airman First Class with the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

Fred retired from M & I Freight Line after 30 years as an over the road truck driver. He was a member of the Morning Star Church in Trafalgar, Teamsters Union Local 135 in Indianapolis and a former member of the Morgantown Lions Club.

Fred enjoyed caring for his yard, working on projects in his garage and watching western movies. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Fred was a fan of Indiana University Men’s Basketball.

Fred is survived by his wife, Mary F. (Heidenreich) Hamilton, whom he married on May 22, 1955 in Morgantown. He is also survived by his children, Jeff (Dedria) Hamilton of Morgantown, Kim (Brett) Baird of Trafalgar and Scott (Amy) Hamilton of Martinsville; grandchildren, Gary Hamilton, Dustin (Danielle) Baird, Kiah (Jeff) Thompson, Amy Hamilton and Damon (Hannah) Baird; great grandchildren, Jason, Haleigh, Cade, Luke, Tara, Hudson James, Hudson Joshua and Henry.

Fred was preceded in death by siblings, Naomi Hamilton, Wilma Jean Fowler, Bea McFarland, Audrey Wilson and Marvin Hamilton.

The Revs. Brett Baird and Jeff Hamilton will conduct a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Fred to the Morning Star Church, Trafalgar Square Ste. 7B, Trafalgar, IN 46181 or Gideons International PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Condolences may be made to the Hamilton family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: (812) 597-4670

 

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Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home

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179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home

Address:

179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 2:30 pm

Mt. Zion Seperate Baptist Church Cemetery

Address:

5002 E. Mahalasville Road, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: June 30, 1933
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Mark Fowler posted on 2/15/19

Some of my fondest childhood memories were vacationing in Morgantown and visiting all my aunts, uncles and cousins. Trips to “Jr” and Mary’s house were no exception and always cherished. I always felt loved and welcomed. My dad was not very handy (a trait he passed on to me) and Jr. was always available to come over and help his older sister Jean, my mom. That was his nature. Always putting others first.....just like my Aunt Mary. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Love, Mark Fowler and Family.

 

Raymond & Susan Young posted on 2/15/19

Mary & Family, we are so sorry for your loss, will be thinking & praying for all of you! I will always remember Fred working for Dad & thought a lot of him & you Mary. We are out of town & will not be able to attend his service but know that I will be praying for you! Love, Raymond & Susan Young

 

Raymond & Susan Young posted on 2/15/19

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Raymond & Susan Young posted on 2/15/19

Mary & family, we are so sorry for your loss & will be thinking & praying for all of you! I will always remember Fred working for Dad & thought a lot of him & you Mary. We are out of town & will not be able to attend his service but know that I will be praying for you! My heart is aching for the family! Love, Raymond & Susan Young

 

Teresa Woods posted on 2/15/19

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Brenda Sisson posted on 2/15/19

Jeff, Kim, and Scott, I knew this day would come someday, if God didn't take me first. So many memories flood my mind. As Fred (aka Junior ) was 11 years older than me I always felt he and Bea were my older brother and sister. I remember when he farmed for DeWayne H, and he rode pass G'pa and G'ma's on that big JD tractor standing up w/o a shirt on, and even as a very young girl I thought he was the most handsome man thst I had ever seen, and lucky me....he was my uncle. I remember him going away in the military, and how both G'pa and G'ma waited for that letter from their son so far away. I remember one Easter G'ma and Mom bought me a pretty taffeta blue dress, and shoes. Sadly the shoes looked more like black orthropedic shoes. They were practical, but not the black patent leather I envisioned. I'm sure I let everyone know my displeasure. Junior asked Mom what size I wore and off to Martinsville he went and returned with exactly what I envisioned. I remember him bringing Mary to Sunday dinner for the 1st time. She was so beautiful and still is today. I thought " Uncle Junior you better marry her cause she's a keeper." I remember when G'pa died in 1961 how he stepped up and made sacrifices to get G'ma better comfortable housing for her remaining years. How even though he was 2 years younger stepped up and became the big brother, and the one Aunt Bea relied and leaned on for home repairs, many doctor visits, pharmacy runs.... you name it he done it; even over looking those "Damn Dogs" as he called them. He is gone from our sight, but we can cherish and hold on to all our memories. I respected him for the son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin he became, but most of all that he became a child and servant of our Heavenly Father. He died as he had lived with dignity, and surrounded by family. Fly High Uncle Junior (aka Fred) you earned your heavemly wings. Till we meet again. Brenda

 

Amy E. Patterson posted on 2/14/19

Dear Hamilton Family, You all are in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace and comfort strengthen you during this time. (Philippians 4:19) Sincerely, Harry and Donna Fleener and Family

 

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